Employees' Social Context and Change-Oriented Citizenship: A Meta-Analysis of Leader, Coworker, and Organizational Influences

Dan S. Chiaburu, Natalia M. Lorinkova, Linn Van Dyne

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Change-oriented citizenship depends on support received from employees' social context. Meta-analytic tests based on 131 independent samples and 38,409 employees confirmed positive relationships between leader, coworker, and organizational support and change-oriented citizenship, even after accounting for employees' attitudes and intentions (i.e., job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intention to quit). Moderator analyses indicated that specific coworker and organizational support had stronger relationships with change-oriented citizenship than generic support. In contrast, specific and generic leader support were equally important predictors of change-oriented citizenship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-333
Number of pages43
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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